Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. Our text and graphic documents showed good detail and were generally sharp. The Dell neither impressed nor disappointed us with its print quality. Unfortunately, the Windows fax software won’t read Dell’s clever standalone address book. The n’s power switch is on the back, where you might have to grope for it.

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Dell n By Dan Littman July 20, 8: And to add memory, you open a door on the left side to expose a memory slot, which avoids disassembling the case and exposing the controller.

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It’s small enough for a crowded home office but lacks features an individual user would want. However, we also found that the text was sometimes hairy and with slight banding on the graphics.

As for the good and bad design ideas together, you can slip the scanner lid completely out of its hinges and set it aside to make room printee the glass for scanning large and odd-size documents, which is a good thing that most multifunction printers equipped with an automatic document feed ADF don’t allow. Dell also provides PaperPort 9. In our tests, it not only scanned quickly but also produced nearly the best-quality color scans quality we’ve ever seen, not just among multifunction printers, but among scanners in general.

Print performance On monochrome print tests, the Dell n churned out The scan image matched the target document perfectly with great prinher matching and sharp detail.


However, the network capabilities fall short of some multifunction printers’ we’ve seen that can send and deliver faxes across the network as well as send scans over the network. All samples were well inked–not too dark, not too bright. However, the power cord connecting the ADF to prinfer main unit is permanently attached and a bit too short for the lid to rest comfortably on your desk, so you’ll have to improvise a support.

Kfp are all among the fastest speeds on our chart. In most multifunction printers, the scanning function is considered secondary and that also goes for the scan quality.

The Dell n, however, was faster at printing graphics than plain text. But this product is full of paradoxes. Dell’s software shows the split-personality nature of the device. As with most fax-capable multifunction printers, the control panel is arrayed along a ledge just under the scanner glass. The Good Affordable; good print and scan quality; easy to use; includes Ethernet interface. Longer bars indicate better performance. Due to its small, letter-size-only scanner glass, the n takes an attractive, symmetrical form instead of the mushroom profile of other multifunction printers with a legal-size scanner glass.

The Dell n design shows a mix of good ideas and some carelessness. The Bad Can’t fax or scan over a network; inconvenient for faxing from a PC. HP LaserJet Good. Scan and copy performance The printer did very well at scanning.

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By comparison, this score was a little slower than that of the fastest MFP we’ve seen in text printing, the Brother MFP, which printed mfl at The Dell can’t do these things.


The XP “Small-in-One” printer turns in high scores for print quality, a versatile The n’s printer settings utility on the PC includes a fax address book that synchronizes with fax addresses created on the control panel–a feature we normally consider essential on a multifunction printer.

For one thing, the walk-up copy and fax features are easy to operate, thanks to the control panel and menus. The Bottom Line The Dell n multifunction laser printer mixes single-user and small-office capabilities to one’s complete satisfaction. Our text and graphic documents showed good detail and were generally sharp.

It also has deep, strong handholds in just the right places for picking it up.

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The n’s power switch is on the back, where you might have to grope for it. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our prinetr.

We’ve changed, we promise. As a result, we quickly got the hang of entering speed-dial addresses–which can include symbols such as apostrophes and ampersands in their names–and reducing two or four printef onto one page n -up copies.